Manhwa Review: Is Dangerous Convenience Store Worth the Read?

Eui-joon carrying a box while Beom Gunwoo works
Dangerous Convenience Store Cover by Seven Seas Entertainment

You know those late-night convenience store runs where you're just hoping for a snack and maybe a cute cashier? Well, "Dangerous Convenience Store" takes that idea and turns it up to eleven.

This manhwa, created by the talented 945, throws a sweet college student working the graveyard shift into the path of a hot AF gangster with a surprisingly soft heart. And let me tell you, the sparks fly!

It's a total slow burn, with plenty of adorable moments and just the right amount of spice to keep things interesting!

But you've probably been wondering: is Dangerous Convenience Store worth the read?

Gunwoo leaning in to kiss a blushing Eui-joon
Dangerous Convenience Store Lezhin cover

Summary

Our leading man, Yeo Eui-joon, is a total cinnamon roll working the graveyard shift at a convenience store that's more like a hangout for the local gang.

He's sweet, a bit clumsy (cue the spilled coffee on a very hot gangster), and just trying to survive the night.

Then we have our seme: Beom Gunwoo. He's a gangster whose face alone can have you imagining what he could do to you, good or bad.

But unexpectedly enough, this guy develops a soft spot for Eui-joon. He starts dropping by the store, not for the snacks (although he does have a thing for triangle kimbap), but to check on our boy and scare off any creeps.

Is Beom Gunwoo a Red Flag or a Green Flag?

a panel of a shirtless Beom Gunwoo
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Beom Gunwoo might look like a tough guy, but he's actually a big softie.

Sure, he has scary tattoos and literal looks that could kill, but you quickly realize there's more to him than meets the eye. I honestly love how there is more to his character than being hot and sexy.

He's super protective of Eui-joon, always ensuring he's safe and happy. He even does sweet things like buying him dinner or sharing his umbrella. Gunwoo doesn't open up easily, but you can tell he cares deeply for Eui-joon.

As the story goes on, Gunwoo starts questioning his life choices and wants to be better. He wants to be good for Eui-joon, and you can see how much their relationship means to him—which is why it was pretty hard to part ways with Eui-joon.

After all, keeping him close puts him at risk, especially with his line of work.

He's not titled THE Ahjuicy for nothing!

Overall Review

Eui-joon kissing Gunwoo while it is snowing
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A convenience store might not sound like the most romantic place, but this manhwa makes it work. It's a microcosm of the city's underbelly, with all sorts of quirky characters coming and going.

Not to mention, Yeo Eui-joon is the most relatable guy ever. He's juggling college, bills, and a seriously stressful job, but he never loses his kind heart.

He's also a total klutz, which leads to some hilarious (really sexy!) situations. But what I love most is how he grows throughout the story, from always relying on Ahjussi to learning how to live without him.

And the chemistry? Chef's kiss. There are a lot of sexy scenes in between, so if you like yourself a whole lot of romance AND smut, then this is perfect for you.

The art style is so easy on the eyes. It's clean and crisp, making it super easy to follow the story. There's no squinting or guessing what's going on here!

The characters are so expressive you can practically feel their emotions jumping off the page. Like, when Gunwoo gets all flustered around Eui-joon? It's the cutest damn thing, and the art captures it perfectly!

I know what you're thinking: what about the spicy scenes? I assure you, it did not disappoint! Every excitement you can think of is right there. Ahjussi packs a lot, and the smut is placed at the right moments.

Honestly, the art in "Dangerous Convenience Store" is a total feast for the eyes. It's beautiful and emotive and perfectly complements the story. It's the kind of art that makes you want to pause and admire the panels for a minute!

So, if you're a visual person like me, you will ABSOLUTELY love this manhwa.

Final Thoughts

Gunwoo kisses Eui-joon on the cheek
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Whether you're a die-hard BL fan or simply looking for a heartwarming and engaging read, "Dangerous Convenience Store" won't disappoint. It's a hidden gem that deserves all the love and attention it's getting!

It's got all the classic BL tropes we crave: height gap, age difference, muscular seme, misunderstandings, and most importantly, fluff.

You'll laugh out loud at Eui-joon's adorable clumsiness, swoon over Gunwoo's secret tender side, and maybe even shed a tear or two when (spoiler alert) they break up. But don't worry! Things get better after.

If you want to know how they do, then read this manhwa. The art is breathtaking, the pacing is perfect, and the characters will stay with you long after you've finished the last chapter.

You'll laugh out loud at Eui-joon's adorable clumsiness, swoon over Gunwoo's secret tender side, and maybe even shed a tear or two as their relationship unfolds.

Trust me, this isn't just another BL story. This is a masterpiece, and it truly stands out among the hundreds of BL webtoons out there.

And hey, if you've already read it, let me know what you thought in the comments below. Did you fall head over heels for Eui-joon and Gunwoo like I did? Which scene had you screaming into your pillow?

Let's gush over this masterpiece together at the Otaku Community!

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